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Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
with the discovery hostages tomorrow right here on abc7 at 4:00. >>> leon, the district may soon have a new mayor. vincent gray beat mayor fenty. eichhorn -- sam ford has details from both camps. >> we are outside the d.c. board of elections, which last night declared vincent gray the winner over adrian fenty. there are some questions. clearly, vincent gray said he is not going to make any personnel announcements until he is actually elected in november. it was 1:30 this morning when vincent gray was finally able to declare victory. >> it is time we come together as one city. >> to a crowd who had no sympathy towards the loser, adrian fenty. they sang, "hey, hey, good- bye." >> we willingly accept the vote of the majority. as i said, we made a lot of tough political decisions. >> among them was the choice of schools chancellor michelle rhee, who is very unpopular with much of gray's base. no one would be surprised if he leaves -- she leaves. said he wants to bridge the divide. >> there were a lot of people who voted for me and a lot of people who did not vote for me. >> i really thought the we we
Sep 2, 2010 5:30pm EDT
. >>> you're watching the station that works for you, abc 2 news at 5:30. >>> >>> they are officially closed to swimmers as maryland braces for hurricane earl. earl is creeping towards the east coast. wyatt everhart has been keeping a close eye on this storm. he joins us with the very latest. >> it appears as though now hurricane earl is packing wind to 115 miles per hour, it will make a close pass to ocean city, to maryland, but not actually make landfall in the mid-atlantic. it will make a partial landfall in north carolina. in fact, it's already beginning to do that now. let's give you a closer look with maryland's most powerful storm. it is creeping up in to hat a was, open a coke. the storm headed due north but beginning to make a slight turn to the northeast which is exactly what we need to see in order to keep this thing just offshore of ocean city and allow ocean city to only have to deal with tropical storm force winds. here is our weather net camera there capturing a time lapse. waves getting huge down there right now, and that's really no sur
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of the investigation. brian kuebler, abc 2 news. >>> a rash of robberies in college park has police warning students to be careful. at least seven people have been robbed by by attackers who they say robbed college students. roosevelt leftwich is here with that story. >> the attacks have happened around college park at different times. one thing is clear, all the victims were students, the latest incident happened around 2:00 sunday morning on hartwig rode near princeton avenue. the student was approached by four people, one tackled him and another hit him and took his wallet. police say two similar attacks took place a week ago as five suspects attacked two different groups of people and robbed them. >> i guess you kind have have this mentality it's not going to happen to you but clearly it could happen to anyone and it has, so it is, it is pretty frightening. >> definitely not just give me your wallet, it's give me your wallet and let's beat you up. >> no one was injured in any of the attacks. a 15-year-old has been arrested and charged in one of the crimes but they believe there are other suspect
Sep 1, 2010 5:30am EDT
will be needed. emily schmidt, abc news. >> the beginning of the story, emily said earl was a category 4. right now it is a 3. just to keep that in mind, it always changes. when it does we'll keep you posted. >>> the red cross is ready to respond anywhere anytime. the relief organization learned powerful lessons after hurricane katrina which devastated the gulf coast. the lessons might now pay off, if earl makes landfall in the united states and turns out to be a serious storm. september is national preparedness month. one interesting footnote, maryland is subject to every natural disaster except for one, which is a volcano. >> of all people up and down the east coast, keeping on close eye on earl, aaa doesn't expect major travel problems over the holiday weekend. if the storm stays away, aaa estimates that about 90% of marylanders will still hit the road friday, but if earl gets too close it will change things dramatically. >> it will impact travel and traffic and what you do when you get to your holiday destination if you're planning to go to the beach. the good thing is sometimes once the hu
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
yesterday were vacant. we're live in downtown baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. >>> four minutes after 6:00 right now. now the union representing baltimore city firefighters is linking these fires to those on going labor concerns. local 734 sent abc2 news an e- mail. in part, it reads every baltimore firefighter on duty is currently on either calhoun street right now or kerry street in west baltimore. the mayor and city council fully fund the fire department. >> the baltimore city fire department is operating under a system of rotating closures as part of the city's overall cost cutting. >>> charges this morning in a deadly fire we told you about last night in columbia. a 34-year-old man named damon white stabbed his ex-wife before intentionally setting a fire. he is charged with homicide and arson. white is in critical, but stable condition this morning. when he is released, he will be taken into police custody and charged. >>> baltimore county family hopes craigslist will help provide some answers for them in a critical injury of a loved one. bobby rose was the victim of a hit-and-run
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the extent of damage to some of these local businesses. well abc 2 was on the scene in parkville as cruz got a call for a missing 12-year-old. we're happy to report that a girl did fall in the water but was able to get out and police and fire crews found her safe and sound, she is at home tonight. it's a good time to remind your children that because of all this rain the water is rising and moving fast so the best advice is to just stay away. >>> well abc 2 news christian schaefer is live in mount washington tonight, he is there keeping an eye on the jones false and all the businesses in that area are doing, gearing up for the worst. let's check in with christian. >> reporter: it seems like they have been dropping the levels a little bit, they've had to congress down the businesses in the washington millionaire. i'm standing on the smith avenue bridge, that police officer there has closed that part of the bridge down because this entire section of mount washington, d.c. is closed down, actually all these businesses back here, there is a whole foods, a coffee shop, a couple little boutique, t
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. a reporting live from northwest washington, sam ford, abc7 news. note >> thank you, sam. >>> the tea party candidates continue to alter the political landscape. scott thuman has more from our satellite center. >> maureen, what we are really seeing is the equivalent of a three-party race. no longer is a typically republicans and democrats. that tea party has made some of its greatest strides in the last 24 hours, and is throwing both sides for a loop. they unveiled a new look, and new website, and a new mantra today. >> we are very excited about the new updated look for the party. >> the biggest wake-up call in delaware, where christine shocked them, with almost zero republican help. >> we have not heard from anyone in the washington hierarchy. that is a shame. this may hurt a little bit. " >> another all smiles after beating the longstanding gop favorite and creating a bit of panic. >> all of our candidates have to work closely with all of these americans who are newly engaged. >> and now, they are backing candidates opposed to just one day ago. >> the republican national committee support
Sep 9, 2010 5:30pm EDT
objects that can start a fire. in millersville, i'm don harrison for abc2 news. >> the department of natural resources forest services says it will take a significant sustained rain of an inch or more to reduce the fire risk. >>> and nearly 200 homes were destroyed in boulder, colorado from wildfires there. 10 square miles of boulder have been burned but only 30% of the fire is contained. the hundreds of people that were evacuated earlier are now being allowed back to their homes to pick up pets and items left behind. but because of the windy weather forecast, they are not being allowed to stay. >>> yeah, rosy, absolutely, things just too dry out there across maryland. i was just talking about that on facebook actually, that the bottom line is until we get rain in here and i think maybe a half an inch if we are lucky saturday night, we are going to have this greatly enhanced threat for fire, at least tomorrow will be less windy. right now it's a gusty afternoon, check it out, gusting to 30 in hagerstown, 21 baltimore and 21 over on the eastern shore, 22 in salisbury. right now th
Sep 17, 2010 6:30am EDT
impossible. still, they will review security procedures. linda so, abc 2 news. >> remember to stay with abc 2 news and for the latest developments on this story. when you get to our web site, you'll find a number of pictures and video. we have raw video from the scene outside the hospital. the slide show has pictures that we captured during that scene. of course background on the history of johns hopkins hospital. all of that can be found at >>> it's 6:33 right now making headlines around the nation this morning. remember that woman who gave an emotional interview after she was attacked. someone threw acid in her face but nobody knew who it was. she was her own attacker. bethany admitted to dousing herself with acid. police say her story began to unravel and she came clean during a search of her home. she canceled a planned appearance on oprah. >>> being on the cheerleading squad sounds like a really fun activity for a 6-year-old but one young cheerleader will have to hang up her pom-poms because of a move by her mother. the mom did not approve of one of the cheer
Sep 21, 2010 5:30pm EDT
.5 million will do so wisely. in towson, brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> the mill in canton is also expected to be auctioned off next month. it will go on the block october 20th. the owner says the auction is "a business decision." it includes the 5,900 square foot building, liquor license and the business. two auctions take place, one for the business and liquor license, the other for the building. the bar and restaurant opened up in 1997. >>> weatherwise today, beautiful stuff. i mean, this was the last full day of summer, 2010. fall starts tomorrow night. and we're looking at actually some warmer weather to kick off the first days of fall. let's look first at how clear it is up and down the east coast now. from baltimore all the way through raleigh-durham, back up through boston, you name it, just crystal clear, there's a little weather up towards chicagoland but overall, just a breeze blowing from the southeast. temperaturewise, mid-70s to low eights to the west. we'll cool off into the 70s and into the 60s later this evening under a nice clear sky. mild and breezy is the story. in the n
Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm EDT
, a high of 88 today. we'll be right back. >> abc 2 works for the community. a proud partner with the salvation army. if they have their way, we're facing a mountain of debt and a massive tax increase. employers will continue to leave our state, taking their jobs with them. the next four years will impact the next decade, so we've put together a road map to 2020. a plan that brings jobs back to maryland by reducing spending and lowering taxes. let's make the maryland we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work. >>> abc 2 news is brought to you by the maryland school for the blind's vehicle donation program. >> stocks are closing lower today as new worries emerged about europe's economy and the u.s. job market. the do you ended the day falling 77 points, the nasdaq composite fell 7, the s & p 500 ended the day down 9. >>> in tonight's consumer alert the warnings about illegal drug use and its dangers are everywhere, what about the drugs in your own medicine cabinet. they are abusing the precipitation pills they pick up and find on the internet. the government
Sep 3, 2010 6:30am EDT
as always, you can get the latest on hurricane earl on we have a live web chat right now. we're showing you video behind the scenes before 4:00 this morning with joce and justin. we have the active earl. check out the web site, up-to- the-minute news on our home page and everything you need to know. just go to the weather tab and click on the hurricane center. stay with abc 2 news as more earl moves up the east coast. join us today for abc 2 news at 5:00 and 6:00 with live reports on ocean city with more tonight at 11:00. meggen? >>> it is 6:35 right now. more americans are planning to head out of town for the labor day weekend than a year ago. what remains to be seen is the big question. aaa expects 34 million people to travel at least 50 miles from their home up nearly 10% before 2009. so where are most people from baltimore headed? aaa conducted a survey. the most popular driving destinations are new york city, virginia beach, atlantic city, ocean city and philadelphia. the hurricane with that being a concern, some people at the last minute are changing their plans. >>>
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
, damaged and destroyed more than 170 homes. wait till you see the video here from abc 2 news. don is in san bruno with more. >> reporter: a massive fire roared through san bruno, california throughout the night. fire officials confirmed a 24 inch gas main explosion was responsible for the blaze, which reduced dozens of homes to ash within an hour. >> the fireball was, you know, 100 feet or more in the air. i'm a firefighter so right away i knew it was a major, major thing. it just would not stop because we knew it was a gas main. it just kept going. >> reporter: shocked residents didn't know what it was. >> the area became white and i heard the noise. i think it's an earthquake. >> reporter: people began rushing to get belongings out of their burning homes. >> my heart was beating so fast because the fire was so close to area houses and other neighbors. i just can't imagine what could happen. >> reporter: crews from surrounding areas battled the planes from the ground but planes dropped fire retardant. >> i would anyone who sees the broadcast tonight to say a special prayer for those peopl
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. josie sterman, abc 2 news. >> thanks joce. music to the ears of millions of women, and could save lives. starting today those health insurance policies will now cover mammograms without affecting the could pay. they say they will now give women who normally couldn't afford it the care they need. >> since cost has been a factor and a cause of discussion and debate you know besides the medical aspect i think it's very for the insurance that women have access to a screening mammogram on an annual or by annual basis as you know, based on age, risk factors and physicians recommendation. >> women in their 40s, the average risk for breast cancer can get. >> amanda: ma gram once to two years as part of the peavy 2010tative care. it also covers prostate, obesity and service vick will cancer screenings. >>> all new at 5:30, new research gets a look at ma'am grams saying they may not be as good as once believed to prevent cancer in women over 50. we'll have more on this shocking study coming up tonight at 5:30. >>> and we're counting down the days until maryland's race for the cure and it is set f
Sep 12, 2010 6:30pm EDT
korea reporting live, brianne carter, abc7 news -- was a rottweiler. reporting live. >>> some bodies were found at ellicott city house after a child went to say that they were injured. they are now investigating the deaths as a domestic dispute. the three children, who lived at the house, have been placed with a relative. >>> and now, the latest on the d.c. mayor's race. a youtube video services, and what it appears to show is now being debated. richard reeve is live with what is new in the of interrogations -- is new -- with what is new in the investigation. >> gift cards and votes. >> can i get a gift card if i vote? >> this is not something we would do in our campaign. >> and the voters are talking about it. >> this is not something we would do. >> it shows two women discussing how to get a supermarket gift card. >> you go vote, and you get back on. >> who do i vote for, gray? >> you can vote for yourself. >> fenty says he has never seen the video. but he says the gray campaign was giving away the cards in exchange for taking them to the polls. >> they typically let them know that
Sep 5, 2010 7:30pm PDT
in rivers and dams to go around to our houses and to our farmers abc 7's wayne freedman reports. >> in a field filled with old hand planted grap in napa, there is an expement underway. it could chae agriculture as we know it. >> the theory is we have to make water from air without using engy and plt our plants with that. >> reporter: petersed to grew tulips in holland, but sees this as a greater calling. since 1994, he's been developing these wate boxes, as he calls them. they cooat night, pull moisture from the air, and use it to irrigate young plants and treeof all kinds. it's t same process you see here when cold liquid in the glass condses water from the outside air. >> actuay what people forget is that all the water that's withs traveled through the air. >> reporter:here is a scientific name for this. biomimicry. it imitate nature. in this case, the surfa of a lotus leaf. were you skeptical of this? >> at first i was. but once i thought about it for five minutes, i was intrigued. >> reporter: matt manages the vineyards. each deviccollects about 200 cc's of water a day, but
Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of strangulation. reporting live, rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >>> the mini van swerved out of control in northwest washington, hitting a car driver, sending them both to the hospital. it happened late this afternoon. natasha barrett is live with what caused the driver to lost -- to lose control. >> we are hearing the driver had a seizure while driving on the street where we are standing. i want to show you the debris that was left behind. on the street, you can see where this wording happen. the ban ended up over here, hitting this sign -- van ended up over here, hitting the sign. there is glass. it all happened a couple of hours ago. police said this man hit a cab driver, then another car, before swerving out to the sidewalk. people were outside. >> i did not know where he was going to stop. i went into the house. >> a kept going and slammed into a tree, brick wall, and sign. >> i heard a lot of loud noise. i saw the car in front of the house. >> neighbors say he had a seizure and loss control. >> we busted the window because he was in there having a seizure. >> we are talking to people who helpe
Sep 1, 2010 11:30am PDT
:00 and 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks very much. stay with abc 7 news and for the latest developments on this murder investigation that has touched three bay area cities. >> in other news, a fremont woman is in custy at the san mateo county jail accused of robbing at least seven banks across the bay area. la net broussard was arrested in san fransco's hunter's point she was dubbed the constrtion worker robber because she wore a hard hat and vest during each of the holdups she used a note to rob banks in san mateo, santa clara and alameda counties. >> police in oakland announced arrest for three murders that happened over th past month. investigators think these suspects are respsible for the deaths. the most recent crime happened on saturday. the body of a 64-year-old man was wrapped in a ruand dumped on the sidewalk in the city's east side. five days earlier a man was shot in killed on an a. c. terminal in oakland. august 6th a man was killed riding on the back of a bicycle shooting at a group of people. >> firefighters rescued a dog from a burning hom
Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
meat. no mystery. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at noon on your side. >> you need to get out. you need to get out. we have got them all out. >> ok. >> terrified tourists rushed to set of forces near a local track. chilling video of the fire that killed dozens of animals. thank you for joining us. this fast-moving fire broke out at the racetrack in virginia. we are live with the very latest and more of the video you can only see right here on abc7 news. >> the couple that live here in this woodbridge, returned from the race track where there were playing poker. there were gambling with their lives to save the horses. while capturing the fast-moving fire on their cell phone camera. >> how many horses are in there? >> they ran toward the hollywood casino. >> i felt my shoes were going to melt off of my feet. >> the fire quickly spread from one building to the next. they tried to pull as many horses from the stable. >> we were literally going from stall to stall. >> the billowing smoke inside and the fire quickly became too much. >> this group is on fire. you people need to move.
Sep 1, 2010 5:30pm EDT
with more with abc 2 news. stay with us. . >>> all up and down the eastern seaboard are bracing as hurricane earl continues to blaze its way toward the cold front. good evening i'm roosevelt leftwich. north carolina has declared a state of emergency tonight. pristine beaches and crash of breathtaking waivers up and down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. earl is expected to make his way to maryland. north carolina looks like his first stop. that's where t. j. is on hurricane earl's path a holiday weekend for many could go up in the wind. >> reporter: pristine beaches and the crash of breathtaking waves belies what millions up and down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. hurricane earl a massive category 3 storm looms 700 miles south southeast of cape hatteras is on track to brush against the north carolina shoreline late tomorrow or early friday more than, it will then blow northward toward new england. >> it will be faithing end to a summer. >> reporter: for those hoping to close out the summer season basking in the sun earl is a ga
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
abc 2 storm tracker finding that and the rest of the weekend at the beach we're talking about improving weather, sunshine coming back out. but again surf could be 4, maybe even 6 feet again tomorrow down at the beach. great for surfers but have you have to be careful when you're trying to swim in that stuff. much other more on this and latest on the last round under for earl up the northeast coast coming up kelly. >>> thanks a lot wyatt. forecasters say earl could be a either a weak hurricane or just a tropical storm when he finally reaches new england, but earl was still packing quite a punch earlier this morning when the hurricane lashed the north carolina coast. we're looking at video right now from kill delve hills in north carolina earlier today. earl is still expected to round cape cod nantucket and martha's vineyard with high winds and bands of heavy rains. you can continue to track earl from your computer. just go to our web site on our home page, you'll find how you can follow the storm's progress. you'll find all of this and also the latest updates you'll find that
Sep 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
suspects out there. roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. . >>> take a look at this exclusive video. this was the scene at the kings point shopping center at ran dolls point. the man attacked one of their officers and struggled to get his gun. that's when a second officer pulled up and hot the suspect twice in the chest t man is in critical but stable condition tonight as police continue their investigation. little is known about the suspect or why he might have attacked that officer. >> the subject appeared to be emotionally disturbed, he was distraught, attacked the officers, both of the officers involved in the incident are now on routine leave pending the outcome of the investigation. >>> with the nation's unemployment rate inching up to 9.6% there's 15 million people out of work this labor day. jeff haeger shows us how desperate it's become with one of them. >> reporter: with his buttoned down shirt, tie, sneakers david carrter bay started his day promptly at 8:00 in the morning on the median strip below charles avenue. >> people will come and try to give me bags of food and st
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
on majors lane in columbia but also how that victim died. abc 2 news' linda so has more. >> reporter: a woman was found dead but police say her injuries were not related to the fire. investigators are trying to find out how she died and why a man with her was found in critical condition. the victim's mother told us off camera her daughter divorced the man but he became home less and she was temporarily helping him. she said he has a history of a bad temper. the woman had four children, the man is the father of the youngest. the fire broke out in the jeffers hill area of columbia. none of the four children were inside, now they are left to mourn the loss of their mother. >> just to see him sobbing like that, to just know he doesn't have a mother! sad, it's sad. >> reporter: police have not released the man or woman's identities. they are both believed to be in their 30s. at last check the man was in critical condition at shock trauma. meanwhile, the red cross helping nine families displaced by the fire. linda so, abc 2 news. >>> a marine from randallstown was killed in afghanistan ove
Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
's life at the intersection of center and guilford. in baltimore brian kuebler abc 2 news. >>> she has gotten some phone calls from the ads but so far no real leads. >>> under investigation tonight a car crash involving baltimore city might have. it happened around 10:00 this morning. according to authorities the officer was northbound on rowland avenue and collided with another car heading west on cold spring lane. both were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> hazmat crews spent hours today cleaning up a spill on the city's southwest side. the acid spill forced the evacuation of about a dozen people in two different building. roosevelt leftwich is back with more. >> kelly, city fire crews have finally cleared scene of an acid spill near katon avenue. it happened before 10:00. workers inside were using hydrofluoric acid a highly deadly and toxic acid when the spill occurred. when city fire crews arrived they found a lot of acid in a very small space. >> upon the arrival they were met by employees who reported approximately 5-gallons spilled hydrofluoric aci
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
kuebler, abc2 news. >> bge estimates the project will be complete by tomorrow morning. the cause of the fire that damaged the cable is still undetermined tonight. >>> with the primary just hours away the candidates have stepped up their commercial vendor mailings but what is truth and what is fiction? political advertisements are notorious for stretching the truth. this political season no exception. a viewer sent us a -- what looked like a so-called official ballot here they received in the mail saying me felt it could -- they felt it could mislead voters. but the university of law school dean says political speech, rhetoric and satire are protected by the first amendment and it's up to the voter to decide the truth. >> most political rhetoric is aimed at a small and increasingly smaller middle. these people are more persuadable in part because they generally are ambivalent and in part because it turns out in many cases the middle, or the so-called middle is in fact imposed of people who are less tuned in to politics. >> reporter: graber says our society is so politically porlar
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
procedures here at hopkins. live in baltimore, linda so, abc 2 news. >> take a look at this animation. authorities say the standoff began just after 11:00 yesterday outside of room 873 of the spinal surgery wing. dr. david cohen was updating 49-year-old paul pardus on his mother's operation. authorities say he became distraught and reacted. he drew a semi automatic handgun and shot the doctor once in the abdomen at close range. neighbors of the suspect say he was a loving son. paul pardus helped take care of his mother in this home in arlington, virginia where they are from. >> he was always there for her. if she had to go in an ambulance or anything, he rode with her. he never left her side. i told her when i seen him walking her out that she had a great son. you don't find too many sons like that. >> reporter: his 84-year-old mother was identified as jean davis. the family of jean davis wanted to make sure she got the best care in the world so they made sure she came to hopkins. her other son only made sense of this saying that his brother could not bear to see their mother suffer.
Sep 21, 2010 6:30am EDT
on the steps of the county courthouse in towson. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> look at stories making headlines this morning. a wild fire caused an evacuation of about 1600 homes. 1600 homes in utah. the fire started when live ammunition from a nearby national guard firing range ignited the dry brush. in these conditions, not sitting well with some residents. some of whom lost their homes and with the dry season, conditions are prime. o recent fire destroyed 166 homes, just one of several big fires across the west since july. >> a kentucky man accused of killing his wife says caffeine made him do it. woody smith is charged with strangling his 28-year-old wife, amanda smith with an extension cord back in may of 2009. the 33-year-old claims he was high on caffeine because he was afraid his wife was going to leave him and take the kids, so he didn't want to fall asleep. the prosecutor said there is no proof that smith had caffeine in his body and smith's dna was not found under his wife's fingernails. smith faces life in prison if convicted. >>> the washington state wo
Sep 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
will get the final say as they head to the polls today. in northwest baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. >>> the other big race, baltimore county, where democrats kevin caminetz and joseph bartenfelder are vying to win the nation for baltimore county executive. bothates were trying to -- both candidates were out yesterday trying to encourage voters to head to the polls. they are looking to take over for county executive jim smith whose term ends this year. >>> a crowded field of republicans competing for the chance to take on barbara mikulski, who is seeking her fifth term in office. 11 republican candidates are running with queen anne's county commissioner ewick wargotz. he appears to be the front runner after spending $575,000 of his own money in this election. >>> three republicans are vying to take on comptroller peter franchot. the youngest is 18-year-old brendan madigan. and 63-year-old bill campbell, the former cfo of the department of veteran affairs. armand girard, 72-year-old, former high school math teacher. that is right now who is running for the comptroller's office. >>> a
Sep 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
, so the fish can reach homes sooner. the big question this morning, is it safe? here is abc's lisa stark. >> it looks like any other salmon, but they hope to keep it off your dinner plate. here's the difference. they are 18 months old, but the larger genetically engineered salmon grows twice as fast as the regular salmon. >> this is the first genetically engineered animal that would be introduced to the food supply, so it's a big deal. >> scientists found that adding genetic material from a pacific salmon helps them grow around the clock. >> this fish is indistinguishable. >> how can you say it's indistinguishable when it has a different genetic makeup? >> it looks the same and tastes the same. >> scientists today agreed. >> aqua advantaged salmon is atlantic salmon and food is as safe as food from other atlantic salmon. > critics claim more studies are needed on how the fish may affect humans. what happens if they make it out into the wild? would they breed with native salmon? would tray crowd out the wild fish? the company insists there are safeguards. >> they are all st
Sep 21, 2010 2:05am PDT
. abc news found lynn walter, one of the contractors hired by an inventory company. they gave him written instructions detailing this assignment. you should simply act like a regular customer while making these purchases. there must be no mention of this being a recall of the product. run in, find the product, make your purchase, and run out. >> usually, the only thing that was said was, that's quite a bit of motrin, what are you going to do with that? and i said, i'd like to purchase this motrin. >> reporter: walter's concerns eventually made to it congress. initially at the hearings a johnson & johnson executive said they weren't behind this. that they were simply doing an audit to find out where these faulty pills had ended up. >> i don't believe there was any intent to mislead or hide anything. >> reporter: but e-mails obtained by abc news reveal senior executives at johnson & johnson subsidiary mcneil coordinated the $400,000 secret motrin purchase program from the very beginning. they wrote, "do not communicate to store personnel any information about this product. simply vi
Sep 16, 2010 12:30pm PDT
second place winner in the amateur category? >> our second place winner is the team from abc 7. >> abc 7 come and get it! couple of words? >> thank you so much. if you watch abc 7 at 3:00 p.m. um see this trophy on tv. >> ok, excellent. all right. and to announce the first place winner, mr. wes tyler of union square. wes? big mystery. who's the winner. >> by the process of elimination, it's koit! >> koit. mr. scotty bastopol for the third year in a row. love this city. thank you. >> runners up. the 47th not -- annual cable car bell ringing competition, no particular order, mr. trini whitaker. sullivan philips. ken lunardi. and joseph hsu. come up and get your trophies. thank the judges. [laughter] now it's time for what you've been waiting for, third place, ladies and gentlemen, mr. howard woo. howard woo. again, they're not booing you. all right. mr. ken mcdonald. chief of muni operations officer, please come forward to help me present the second place trophy. second place, ladies and gentlemen. mr. frank ware. and before we announce the winner i'm going to drag this out even longer. i'
Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
kuebler, abc2 news. >>> tonight, the baltimore city police department is mourning the loss of one of their own. officer james fowler, a 33 year veteran died in a crash in central pennsylvania last night. investigators believe weather caused fowler to run his pickup truck off the road and crash into a barrier. he was on his way to penn state university to take part in a training program on accident investigation. he leaves behind a wife and two children. >>> baltimore city police are investigating the death of a woman in west baltimore. the woman was found in the 1,900 block of mckeen avenue this morning. police say the victim was believed to be stabbed to death. investigators are still trying to figure out the motive. >>> and, a trial date has been set for a baltimore couple accused of killing johns hopkins university researcher steve picarin. they will stand trial in january, according to charging documents the couple demanded cash from picarin as he walked home in charles village last month. he was stabbed in the chest. >>> another building collapse in west baltimore today. this
Sep 30, 2010 5:30pm EDT
to baltimore county people are dealing with an awful lot of water out there and now a lot of wind. abc 2 news and joce sterman is live in rosedale. how is it going out there. >> you know rosy, right now we're experiencing a bit of a call. that was not the situation earlier today. we've got some ominous clouds over here heading over by 695. but this was a reel problem spot here on poe las key highway, they shut this section of the road down today for quite a stretch because of some serious flooding. now here is the reason why. obviously this is a downhill stretch. if you're coming up from the other side of route 40 the other side of baltimore that's a downhill stretch too. all the water as it rained really intensely sort of collected in that little valley there, there was at one point a section where some rescue workers had to come out. we want to show you some of the video we shot. there was a swift water rescue team that came out earlier today. they were called out, got the boat in the flood water, luckily though they didn't have to use it which was a good thing. that water was still a reel
Sep 11, 2010 6:00am PDT
damaged or destroyed. you can find that list on our website at and click on "see it on tv." in san bruno, lillian kim, abc 7 news. >> investigators will send search dog teams back in today to make certain there are no more victims. yesterday no new victims were found however, four people are dead, 52 others injured including eight in critical condition. authorities say 37 homes were destroyed and eight others were seriously damaged. they revised those numbers downward from thursday night. after the smoke cleared they got a better look at the scene. lisa amin gulezian has more on the investigation. >> we are here to determine the cause of the accident. >> the ntsb is now in charge of this investigation one day after the nasif explosion in san bruno. homeowners are still shut out of their neighborhoods. they have no power, water or gas and there's a sewage problem. >> i feel that they are responsible for it. >> an evacuee and she's angry. she blames pg&e for the explosion. the company admitted the explosion occurred after one of their gas lines ruptured. many say they report
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
looking into that possibility. jay, abc 7 news. >> as americans mark this labor day, president obama will announce his newest plan to jump-start the economy. observers can't help but note it comes just weeks before crucial midterm elections. in washington with more. >> president obama once predicted a summer of recovery, but on this labor day with unemployment hovering around .6%. >> jobs are being created. they are not being created as fast as they need to. >> the administration confirms this week, mr. obama will call to extend and expand research tax credits which allows businesss to write off development costs and may endorse a payroll tax holiday. >> that could be helpful in six months when the economy really needs it. >> the economy says this is not a stimulus package. the republicans say it's a sign of political flailing. >> we always like to see death bed conversions but if we had done this thing a couple years ago, we would be in better shape. >> the president's weeklong focus on the economy comes less than two months before midterm elections when congress may be up for grabs
Sep 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
and say because of my devotion to christ and to the bible, i'm going to the right thing. >> in a new abc news poll 26% of americans admit feelings of prejudice against muslims. just over half say islam is a peaceful religion. >> thank you. president obama is turning to tax cuts to help jump-start the ailing economy. he said he wants to expand and extend a research and development tax credit and wants to allow businesses to write off investments and new plans and equipment. he made the case for extending some of the bush tax cuts in a speech some say resembled a campaign appearance. >> it is still fear versus hope. the past versus the future. it is still a choice between sliding backwards and moving forward. >> republicans say the president's new plan adds up to more government, more debt and more taxes. >> well, the death toll is growing in texas in the aftermath of tropical storm hermine. police say two people have died from the rains associated with this storm coming in addition to a number of dramatic rescues like this video of fire fighters in arlington, texas pulling a woman to safe
Sep 26, 2010 12:05am EDT
. >> joining us now for politico turn the table is the host of abc's "this week." bob woodward has a new book, on national security and war. obama's war, causing a big stirrer, as it is a hocalled. >> the white house chief spokesman, robert gibbs, has said he read the whole thing and he says it is accurate. bob woodward has a very established history writing these books. he goes to everybody. he talks to everybody. we know how many of his books have been out about various subjects, all bestsellers, often giving interesting looks inside the process as is happening and developing. i don't think it claims to make any sort of long-term conclusions and judgments over the strategy, but it is the process as it is going on. i think we know also as the process is going on, the review that took some people painfully long, there were leaks all the time about how many differences there were within the administration over what was coming out. we know for instance that vice- president biden was committed to a counterterrorism strategy, while general mcchrystal and many in the military were advising a count
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
:00. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> thank you. >>> it's the marquis matchup for primary. the bitterly fought battle to be the democratic candidate for city state's attorney. we have the team coverage of the christian schaffer joins us live from the south baltimore headquarters of democratic incumbent patricia jessamy. christian? >> reporter: that's right. we're at the baltimore rowing club which serves as what she hopes will be her victory party tonight. it's expected to be a close race between her and attorney gregg bernstein. it's the first time she's faced a stiff challenge in her 15-year career. as some of the numbers that rosy was talking about earlier are definitely playing out in precincts in this area. i checked with a few precincts. let me give you the numbers. thomas johnson elementary school, 23rd ward, third precinct, 9.6% as of 4:00 this afternoon. the same building, another precinct, 10.4%. and south side academy in cherry hill, 8%. at arundel elementary school in cherry hill also, 8%. low turnout, they say usually favors an incumbent. we'll have to see if it plays out like thi
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> for months you've heard them talk about the changes they would bring to the community. gregg bernstein says he understands crime, patricia jessamy says you need her experience. tonight you decide who is the best person for the state's attorney job in baltimore city. we begin with christian schaffer who is live in south baltimore with the patricia jessamy camp. chris? >> reporter: that's right. i'm at the baltimore rowing club where supporters of patricia jessamy will gather tonight. she's on the -- optimistic in the final hours of voting. right now they are traveling around the city. she hopes to visit about 50 polling places today. she's been at that all day talking to voters and trying to gauge the opinion out there but again turnout as rosy said is very low. some precincts around here i checked, i checked four precincts in south baltimore, they were all around 9%, 10%, 11%. really low turnout. i asked the spokeswoman about that. she said -- she gave me a statement. the spokeswoman for patricia jessamy said the public is smart, low voter turnout indi
Sep 16, 2010 5:30pm EDT
>>>ier watching the station that works for you. abc 2 news at 5:30. >>> it's one of the top hospitals in the world. but this evening parts of johns hopkins are now a crime scene. after police say a man shot a doctor, then used his gun to kill his mother and himself in her hospital room. good evening, i'm joce sterman, we have been following this story since late this morning and all afternoon. the gun fire erupted around 11:30 a.m. on the north side of hopkins. numerous officers swarmed the facility as the facility sat on lockdown. roosevelt leftwich is outside with a look at what happened. rosy. >> it's been a hectic and dangerous day here on the campus of johns hopkins hospital. here is what we know. a doctor has been wounded, one man is dead along with his mother after what police say was a terrible situation, take a look at some of this video we shot earlier, very chaotic, hectic after what happened here on the 8th floor of the nelson building, this started around a little after 11:00th morning when police say a man was talking to a doctor about his mother's condition. t
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and there is no evidence at this point that the driver was speeding, jeff haeger, abc 2 news. >>> a viewing will be held for done treymont tomorrow at mountain christian church from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until noon. the funeral will follow. >>> the to be or the shot by the son of a patient at johns hopkins is getting better. dr. david komen says he is in good condition and is asking for privacy during his recovery. they issued a statement saying they appreciate the outpouring of support and concern. he was shot last thursday. the police say the gunman, paul warren par advertise became upset after komen gave him news about his condition. he shot and killed himself and himself. >>> a buoy man drowned at the anne arundel county marina. it happened at coconut joe's restaurant. 47-year-old jerry jeffrey fitzgerald was with friends watching a football game. after the game he fell right into the water. police later found his body in the water. there is no evidence of foul play. a string of armed robberies around the campus of maryland continues. a man was held up by three then in th
Sep 20, 2010 5:30pm EDT
,. >>> if you want more information you can log onto our web site at we'll send you to a link "the >>> and joce is going to be interesting to see how our fall foliage season shapes undertake but we're staying average temperature-wize. today seasonable. take a look. winds have died down some. gusty earlier, gusting 20 to 25, now a steady win the around 6 to 12. not bad. temperatures certainly pretty pleasant out there, talking upper 70s from annapolis back the inner harbor and out to the west now toward frederick where we cooled off to 79. across the entire region western maryland all the way out towards princeville and ocean city, clear skies, and it's just going to be an awfully clear and pleasant evening. we'll drop into the 60s quickly. we'll ask about how temperatures change big time and heat up, when that happens, joce. >> thanks wyatt. >>> hurricane igor is churning up the atlantic coast towards the coast of f. they passed justify off the coast of bermuda leaving many people without power, they slammed into bermuda bringing heavy rains and fears winds and
Sep 29, 2010 11:00am PDT
as we get them both on air and online at >> a massive rally from fremont to oakland in a one-day protest over day-care issues. >> the 41 child care centers closed today for a demonstration saying they haven't been paid by the state since july 1st. >> theresa garcia joins us from fremont where families are saying we cannot live like this. theresa. >> absolutely not. they say that the -- families say that the state's subsidy allows them to be self-sufficient but without it where if the state cuts it out, there are hundreds of child care facilityings throughout the state and like this one behind me in fremont they may shut permanently. >> the chairs are stacked and the children's jackets hung neatly nay row but it's oddly quiet today at this child care facility in fremont. that's because one of california's largest state-funded child development agencies decided to close its 41 bay area centers as a one-day protest. that's more than 2500 children without day-care today. >> we've decided that action was needed because without a state budget, we might have to be shutting
Sep 6, 2010 11:00am PDT
for a job where here to help. abc 7 and california job journal. you can find more information on our website under "see it on tv." democracy gubernatorial candidate jerry brown announced his first tv ad this morning. >> as govern he cut waste, got rid of the mansion and limo, budgets were balanced. >> the ad promotes brown's accomplishments as governor in the past and outlines his general goals if he were elected to office again. brown was governor from 1975 to '83. the ad will begin airing in all media markets throughout the state. the state attorney general has kept a light campaign schedule over the summer. meg whitman has already spent $100 million across the primary and general campaign, much of it from her own personal fortune. whitman's campaign released this statement in response to brown's first campaign ad. it says after 40 years in politics protecting the status quo, it's no surprise jerry brown is kicking off his campaign with a misleading historic renovation of his own record. the search is getting back underway the a pittsburgh landfill as investigators try to find
Sep 15, 2010 11:00pm PDT
bruno pipeline explosion, crooks are looking for loopholes to take whatever they can. good evening. abc7's amy hollyfield is live in san bruno. there are really despicable accounts of people taking advantage of this tragedy. >> it is absolutely terrible, dan. no one can believe it. look behind me, there are police officers all over the neighborhood protecting the perimeter. but looters have found a way to get in people's home or steel services meant for the -- steal services meant for the fire personnel. at least four people saw this place as an opportunity. investigators say they walked up to the dmv table and asked for driver's licenses using addresses of homes that burned to the ground. >> they have never had a driver's license before, but that house got burned down. >> they took their id's to various agencies such as pg&e looking for handouts. >> essentially you can walk out with $1500 in gift cards and a free cell phone. >> and they did? >> they did. >> the dmv figured out they were lying and arrested all four people. it is too much for san bruno residents to bear. >> they need to b
Sep 17, 2010 11:00am PDT
not enough to calm the people out here whose nerves really are on edge. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. other news, contra costa county sheriff deputies and say there's no connection of a sexual assault of a woman last night and three other attacks at the same apartment complex over the summer. the victim told investigators she was assaulted during a home invasion robbery last night at the park regency apartments on oak road in unincorporated walnut creek. police have no suspect descriptions. antonio muton has been charged with one rape and two attempted rapes that happened at the same apartment complex. if convicted he faces up to 25 years to life in prison. >> joe biden released a report today about the 100 recovery projects that are changing america. >> the bay area is benefiting from several that includes expanding the caldecott sunshine which is using $198 million in recovery act funds. >> in addition, nearly 9 million dollars is going to creating jobs and growing small businesses in snowstorm. >> $2.8 billion is being used for the bay bridge retrofit project. $10
Sep 6, 2010 11:30am PDT
they'll vote in november. >> if you're lookg for a job where here to help. abc 7 and california j journal. you can find more information on our website under "see it onv." democracy gubernatorial candidate jerry brown announced his first tv ad this morning. >> as govern he cut waste, got rid of the mansion and limo, budgets were balanced. >> the ad promotes brown's accomplishmes as governor in the past and outlines his general goals if he were elected to office again. brown was governor from 1975 to '83. the ad will begin airing in all media markets throughout the state. the state attorney general has kept a light caaign schedule over the summer. meg whitman has already spent $100illion across the primary and geral campaign, much of it fromer own personal fortune. whitman's campaign released this statement in response to brown's first campaign ad. it says after 40 years in politics protecting the status quo, it's no surprise jerry brown is kicking off his campaign with a misleading historic renovation of his own record. the search is gettg back underway the a pittsbur
Sep 17, 2010 11:30am PDT
are on edge. terry sweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. other news, cont costa county sheriff depies and say there's no connection of a sexual assault of a woman last night and three other attacks at the same apartment complex over the summer. the victim told investigars she was assaultedduring a home invasion robbery last night at the park regency apartments on oak road in unincorporated walnut creek. police have no suspect descriptions. antonio muton has been charged with one rape and two attempted rapes that happened at the same apartme complex. if convicted he fac up to 25 years to li in prison. >> joe biden released a report today about the 100 recovery projects that are changing america. >> the y area is benefiting from several that include expanding the caldecott sunshine which is using $198 million in recovery act funds. >> in addition, nearly 9 million dollars is goin to creating jobs and growing small businesses in snowstorm. >> $2.8 billion is being used for the bay bridge retrofit project. $10 milli was award to groups on how to avert disaster, specifically earthquakes. >> $13 mi
Sep 29, 2010 11:30am PDT
get them both on air and online at >> a massive rally from fremont to oakland in a one-day protest over dy-care issues. >> the 41 child care ceers closed today f a demonstration saying they haven't been paid by the state since july 1st. >> theresa garcia joins us from fremo where families are saying we cannot live like this. there. >> absolutely not. they say that the -- families say that the state's subsidy allows them to be self-sufficient but without it where if the state cuts it out, there are hundreds of child care facilityings throughout the state an like this one behind me in fremont they may shut permanently. >> the chairs are stacked and the chiren's jackets hung neatly nay row but it's oddly quiet today at this child care facility in fremont. that's because one of california'sargest state-funded child developmen agencies decided to close its 41 bay area centers as a one-da protest. that's mo than 2500 children without day-care today. >> we've decided that action was needed because wthout a state budget, we might have to be shutting our doors down temporarily f
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